The Artist

  • On Twitter, a peanut gallery mocks the Oscars February 21, 2013

    While Hollywood parades in tuxedos and gowns, grandly celebrating itself, a freewheeling cacophony of quips and sarcasm something like a digital, million times multiplied version of those balcony Muppet onlookers, Statler and Waldorf will provide a welcome and riotous counter narrative to the pomp. The second screen experience is never better...
  • Current Oscar trend suggests a win for 'Barfi!' October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: When last year’s most talked-about, admired and awarded film ‘The Artist’ was in its planning stage, it went through hell. Recalls its producer Thomas Langman, “Most of the meetings were very short. Each time we’d say the film is silent and in black and white,...
  • 'Happi' brings 'black and white' back in Bollywood March 15, 2012

    'The Artist' swept the 84th Oscar Awards this year, and not only made black and white films look good but also acceptable in economics driven film world. Even in Bollywood! Here's more about a film titled 'Happi' that's trying to turn back time with black and white treatment. ...
  • Haven't seen any Indian film: 'The Artist' actor March 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Jean Dujardin is beaming with joy after winning his first ever Oscar for his performance in black and white silent French movie 'The Artist' and says he has work opportunities at home, but this is the start of an American movie career for him. "I began contemplating a career in...
  • 'The Artist' was originally shot in colour February 29, 2012

    London: Oscar-winning silent movie 'The Artist' was originally shot in colour in case film bosses didn't want to show the picture in black and white. The film was the big winner at Sunday night's AcademyAwards, taking five prizes including the coveted Best Picture title as well as Best Actor for its...
  • Jean Dujardin wants to make another silent film February 28, 2012

    London: 'The Artist' star Jean Dujardin would happily make another silent movie if it helped his chances of Hollywood success. The French actor, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor prize for his movie 'The Artist', said he has some ideas of where he wants his career to go, reported...
  • Oscars: Backstage interview for Best Picture February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: French silent film 'The Artist' swept away all the top honours at the Oscars. It won both Best Film and Best Actor (for Jean Dujardin) along with other awards bringing the night's tally to a five and tying with Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo'. Here's the backstage interview with...
  • Oscars: Backstage interview of Hazanavicius February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Michel Hazanavicius won the Oscars for the Best Director for 'The Artist'. 'The Artist' bagged top honours at the Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor for Jean Dujardin. Here's the back-stage interview with Michel Hazanavicius: Q. Congratulations. A. Thank you. Q. I'm going to ask the question in English. A....
  • Oscars: Best director speech by Hazanavicius February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Michel Hazanavicius won the Best Director Oscars for 'The Artist'. The silent, French romance had a dream run at the Oscars sweeping the top awards including - Best Film and Best Leading Actor. Here's Michel Hazanavicius's speech after winning Best Director- Michel Hazanavicius: Yes, thank you. Thank you...
  • Oscars: Interview with best actor Jean Dujardin February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: French film 'The Artist' bagged top honours at the Oscars and ended the evening with five of the golden ladies. The top honour was perhaps the victory in the Best Film and the Best Actor category. Jean Dujardin won the Oscars for the Best Actor for his role...
  • Oscar: Costume Design backstage interview February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Interview with Mark Bridges for ‘The Artist’. Q. Congratulations. What classic Hollywood films in terms of the visual style of the wardrobe, et cetera, specifically what films inspired what you created for 'The Artist'? A. There's a great film called 'Show People' starring Marion Davies, which was all shot...
  • Oscars: Best actor Dujardin's onstage speech February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Jean Dujardin won the Oscars for the Best Actor for his role in 'The Artist'. Dujardin was competing with heavy-weights like George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Gary Oldman for the title of the best actor in a leading role. Jean Dujardin: Thank you. Oui! I love your country....
  • Oscars: Bource's onstage speech for 'The Artist' February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Silent romance 'The Artist' won five Oscars on Monday including best film, and Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' also took five of the world's top movie honours on a night where stories about movies felt the love of Hollywood. Ludovic Bource received the Academy Award for the best original score in...
  • Oscars: Bridges's onstage speech for 'Artist' February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Academy Awards voters have spoken up for 'The Artist,' the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. Mark Bridges won the Academy Award for costume designing in 'The Artist'. He said after receiving the Oscars," Wow, this is thrilling....
  • Silent romance 'The Artist' wins five Oscars February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Silent romance 'The Artist' won five Oscars on Monday including best film, and Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' also took five of the world's top movie honours on a night where stories about movies felt the love of Hollywood. 'The Artist,' a black-and-white tale of a fading star who finds redemption...
  • Oscars: Hazanavicius, best director for 'Artist' February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Michel Hazanavicius has won the Academy Award for directing for his silent film 'The Artist.' Claiming Hollywood's top-filmmaking honor Sunday completes Hazanavicius' sudden rise from popular movie-maker back home in France to internationally celebrated director. The supporting-actor prize Sunday went to 'Beginners' co-star Christopher Plummer, who became the oldest...
  • Oscars 2012: 'Hugo' leads the pack of winners February 27, 2012

    Director Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo,' which tells the story of a boy lost in a train station and also serves as an ode to the early days of filmmaking, came into the night with 11 nominations. ...
  • Mara, Stone and Chastain shine at Oscars February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: There were many new fashion faces on the red carpet at the 84th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night, but they brought with them a lot of old Hollywood glamour. Rooney Mara in white Givenchy, Emma Stone in red Giambattista Valli and Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen were among...
  • Oscars: 'Artist' wins best picture, director, actor February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Academy Awards voters have spoken up for 'The Artist,' the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. The black-and-white comic melodrama took four prizes on Monday, including best picture, actor for Jean Dujardin and director for Michel Hazanavicius. Not...
  • Factbox: A look at Oscars' history February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: The 84th Oscar ceremony, hosted for the ninth time by Billy Crystal, will be televised on Sunday from Hollywood, just steps from the historic Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The awards are given out by the Beverly Hills-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Here is a look at the...
  • Oscar show begins with 'The Artist' as key film February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: When the curtain comes up on Sunday's Oscars in Hollywood, producers of the movie awards show will be less worried about who wins which trophy than they will be about how many people tune-in on television. The world's top film honors are in jeopardy of losing their status as...
  • Academy Awards: the top dog in Hollywood February 26, 2012

    Uggie, the 10-year-old jack russell terrier is the scene stealer of ten time Oscar-nominated film 'The Artist'. ...
  • Google predicts Oscars 2012 winners February 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The names of Academy Awards winners are a closely guarded secret until the envelope is opened during the Oscar night. But Google, armed with its search statistics takes a go at predicting the winners at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. The search engine giant has closely analysed the search...
  • 'The Artist' shines at French film awards February 25, 2012

    Paris : Silent movie 'The Artist' shone at home, netting best film and a string of other awards at France's annual Cesars, held two days before the Oscars in which the black-and-white film is a top favourite. Michel Hazanavicius won both best film and best director for his tribute to Hollywood's...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Jodi Breakers', 'The Artist' and others February 25, 2012

    This week Rajeev Masand reviews Bipasha Basu-starrer 'Jodi Breakers', 'The Artist', 'Moneyball', 'My Week with Marilyn' and 'Carnage'. ...
  • Masand: Don't miss 'The Artist' for anything March 3, 2012

    Cast: Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman Director: Michel Hazanavicius It would be accurate to describe 'The Artist' as a modern cinematic experiment, but that would make it all just a little bit soulless. This black-and-white, mostly wordless film is really a love letter to a bygone era – that of silent...
  • Oscars retro theme: Hollywood of 1920s February 24, 2012

    Los Angeles: It's only the 84th year of the Academy Awards, yet the nostalgia factor feels as though Hollywood is celebrating a centennial of some sort. Film itself has been around for well over a century, and Sunday's Oscar nominees span every decade of the last hundred years, with an...
  • Clooney, Pitt and Dujardin clash for Oscars February 24, 2012

    Los Angeles: Hollywood glamour meets French chic in a battle of charm for Oscar's best actor accolade on Sunday that pits George Clooney and close friend Brad Pitt against dashing Jean Dujardin. Clooney, 50, beloved by his peers and regarded as the most eligible bachelor in the world, is thought to...
  • Oscars 2012: It's 'The Artist' vs 'The Help' February 24, 2012

    Los Angeles: When the curtain rises on the Oscars this Sunday, nervous anticipation will, as usual, fill the theater at the world's top film awards, but this year movie fans can relax. After years of trying to jazz up the Academy Awards with flashy, hip hosts, emcee Billy Crystal is returning...